Turkey Hunting Seminars Coming Up
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and the National Wild Turkey
Federation are offering free turkey hunting seminars across the state during March.
The seminars, which will be held from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., are open on a first-come,
first-served basis and participants 16 years old and younger will need parental
permission to register. Pre-registration is required and participants must register
online at https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/Skills-Based-Seminars.
Topics will include biology, hunting methods, calls and decoys, firearms and
ammo selection, turkey processing and cooking techniques, and much more. One
of the seminars will be at the Craven County Extension Center in New Bern on
March 5. Another is scheduled for March 6 at the Onslow County Extension Center in Jacksonville.
The Inshore Institute
Anglers who enjoy fishing in the creeks, river and sounds of eastern North
Carolina will have a unique opportunity on Saturday, Feb. 23 to learn techniques
and strategies from some of the top experts in this part of the country. The 2019
Inshore Institute will be hosted by Neuse River Bait and Tackle at Pamlico
Community College (5049 Hwy 306S, Grantsboro) on that day from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Well-known guides with, collectively, hundreds of years of experience fishing
for speckled trout, stripers, flounder, red drum, Spanish mackerel and cobia will
share their expertise and help all those in attendance have more angling success.
The day will kick off with a light breakfast, followed by presentations and
demonstrations. Lunch will be catered by Moore’s BBQ. A featured presenter will
be Mark Davis of television’s award-winning Big Water Adventures. Throughout
the day there will be raffles for over $8,000-worth of fishing gear and seven guided fishing trips.
Tickets to the Inshore Institute ($100) include raffles and meals. For more
information or to purchase tickets, visit Neuse River Bait and Tackle on Hwy. 55
in Grantsboro or phone 252-745-0708.
Vanceboro DU banquet scheduled
The Vanceboro Chapter of the Ducks Unlimited will host their annual fund
raising/membership banquet on Friday, Feb. 8 at Woolard’s Equipment Shop at
1903 Hwy. 43N in Vanceboro. The evening will kick off with a social hour at 6
p.m., followed by a catered dinner, a silent and live auction, and various raffles and
games. All proceeds will benefit the habitat and conservation projects of Ducks
Tickets, which include a year’s membership in DU, are $60 for singles, $75 for
couples and $17 for youth aged 17 and under. In addition, sponsor tickets for $250
are available. For information or tickets, contact Don Hughes at 252-637-8701 or
Hunter Education courses
The Hunter Education course, required by the N.C. Wildlife Resources
Commission for all hunters age 16 and up, will be offered on Feb. 10 at the Half
Moon Volunteer Fire Department in Jacksonville and at the Maysville Volunteer
Fire Department, and on Feb. 17 at the South East Volunteer Fire Department in
Oriental. To sign up or get more information, go online to www.ncwildlife.org and
click on the scrolling Hunter Education banner at the bottom of the home page.
Raccoon, opossum, gray and red squirrel – thru Feb. 28
Note: Fox squirrels are legal game in only select counties. Check the NCWRC
Regulations Digest, p.72
Grouse – thru Feb. 28
Rabbit and Quail –thru Feb. 28
Bobcat – thru Feb. 28
Snow goose – thru Feb. 9
Crow – Wed., Fri. and Sat. thru Feb. 28
Coyote, groundhog, nutria, armadillo and feral hogs – no closed season
Controlled Hunting Preserves – thru Mar. 31
Striped Bass (Cent.-Southern Mgmt. Area) – thru Apr. 30